phrenitis


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phrenitis

(frĭ-nī′tĭs)
n.
1. Inflammation of the diaphragm.
2. Encephalitis. No longer in scientific use.

phre·nit′ic (-nĭt′ĭk) adj.

phrenitis

(frĕn-ī′tĭs) [Gr. phren-, mind, + -itis, inflammation]
An obsolete term for delirium.
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In personality disorders, this Ontological Consistency Illusion is so inflamed that it becomes an Existential Phrenitis.
(2) In the 1st century AD, Celsus (19) recognised four kinds of insanity: melancholia, progressive 'foolishness of the spirit' (possibly dementia), illusions in an otherwise healthy person, and 'phrenitis' (delirium associated with fever).
As hydromel (aqua mulsa) it was a purge, effective in phrenitis, fever, jaundice pleurisy and lung infections and lethargy (1.2.12, 1.3.18, 20, 24, 26, 1.4.13-14).